how to get my son to start eating again

Kristin - posted on 11/17/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My son stopped eating cereal and fruits and veggies recently. He was eating a whole jar (2.5 oz.) for a couple of months, and now he just turns his head to anythhing but the Breast.

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Marnie - posted on 11/17/2009

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I have just posted the same thing in August babies...my daughter is doing the exact same!!! She will be 7 months on the 20th and she has been on solids since 4 1/2 months. She was eating so well 3 meals a day...a whole jar of the second foods each meal. Now 3 days ago she stopped eating...first the veg...then cereal...now fruit as well! I managed to get her to eat some of her cereal this morning but less then half of what she was. She is still drinking her formula but just turns her head at the solids. It's really frustrating, she is also a small baby so needs all the extra calories she can get. I have a doctors appointment on Monday anyways so will check it out. I'll keep you posted as to what the Pediatrician says...hopefully it'll have changed by then anyways :-)

Andrea - posted on 11/17/2009

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This is true i know when Jaya was cutting teeth the first to any ways she wouldn't eat..

Kristin - posted on 11/17/2009

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7 Months 3 weeks. He has 6 teeth. Maybe the teething is causing him a problem?

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How old is he? Don't worry too much about it. For the first year breastmilk should be his main source of nutrition. Don't force him to eat. Wait a day or two and try again. When he's around 9 or 10 months he may be able to pick up small chunks of food and may find that more interesting then taking it by a spoon.

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